A Forgery in the White House?

September 30, 2015 - Poor Gilbert Stuart, not believed when he said that the full length portrait of George Washington hanging in the White H...
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Lincoln Meets the Natives

September 29, 2015 - In 1863, a delegation of Native Americans came to Washington to meet with Lincoln. Called Indians by newcomers to the co...
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Howdy Doody Runs for President

September 28, 2015 - What other Presidential candidate would admit he's only a puppet? When Howdy Doody ran for President of all the kids in...
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Forks in the Federal City

September 27, 2015 - Thomas Jefferson, lover of all things French, had introduced to the capital city something foreign: a fork. The so-calle...
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The Lost Masterpiece

September 26, 2015 - Louis Comfort Tiffany, still famed today for his stained glass, made a large panel for the White House entrance hall in...
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Image of the Black Man

September 25, 2015 - Frederick Douglass was the most photographed American of the 19th century. His fight for the rights of negro people incl...
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Nixon's Bad Luck Birds

September 24, 2015 - The pigeons were dying along Pennsylvania Avenue in early 1973. Nixon had wanted no dirty birds crapping on his parade,...
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Bombs Away

September 23, 2015 - On this day, Sept 23, President Truman told the country that the Soviets had detonated a nuclear bomb. It was 1949, four...
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Her and Him

September 22, 2015 - The Life Magazine cover story on June 19, 1964 about President Lyndon Johnson's beagles, named Her and Him, was more dam...
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Eisenhower's Emmy

September 21, 2015 - Television applauded President Eisenhower by giving him an Emmy Award after he began televising news conferences in 1955...
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The Case of the Missing Vice Presidents

September 20, 2015 - For a total of 37 years of the 226 years a President of the United States has been in office, there has been no Vice Pre...
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The Painter and the Photographer

September 19, 2015 - Gilbert Stuart, the painter who made the image of George Washington Americans carry in their pockets, was as much entrep...
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The Lost Cornerstone

September 18, 2015 - With pomp and ceremony, George Washington personally laid the cornerstone of the United States Capitol building on Septe...
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Unhealthy Stealth

September 17, 2015 - President Franklin Roosevelt, it is now known, lost his ability to walk when he got polio as an adult. During his presid...
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Monumental Traffic Jam

September 16, 2015 - The Arlington Memorial Bridge links Washington at the Lincoln Memorial to Arlington Memorial Cemetery. The bridge owes i...
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The Plot to Bomb The White House

September 15, 2015 - Even after the fall of the Confederate capital and the surrender of General Robert E. Lee, the war was not over for some...
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Sgt. Stubby

September 14, 2015 - Decorated personally by First World War General John J. Pershing for heroism and bravery, Sgt. Stubby got a gold medal a...
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The Confederate's Monument in Washington

September 13, 2015 - Although Albert Pike was a Confederate general during the Civil War, his monument in downtown Washington does not commem...
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Lunch Companions

September 12, 2015 - FBI head J. Edgar Hoover ate lunch nearly every day with deputy Clyde Tolson at the Mayflower hotel downtown. Hoover als...
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Main Street America

September 11, 2015 - Pennsylvania Avenue, the most important street in the new federal city, was for many years one of its few paved roads, y...
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Supreme Prisoners

September 10, 2015 - The Supreme Court Building, imposing in its size, design and situation across the street from the Congress, occupies a s...
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Anonymous in Washington

September 09, 2015 - Boudoir Mirrors of Washington, a series of profiles of prominent Washington women, was published anonymously in 1923. No...
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Big Cheeses

September 08, 2015 - The recent institution of Big Block of Cheese Day at the White House is real life imitating a fictional White House. TV'...
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What Happened to Mary

September 07, 2015 - What Happened to Mary: not a question, but the title of a moving picture series starring Mary Fuller, a girl from Washin...
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Denying McKinley

September 06, 2015 - President McKinley, recently kicked out of Alaska, was also frozen out of his status as money. That's his face on the $5...
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Hot Blonde, Cold War

September 05, 2015 - Jennifer Miles may not have been very good at spycraft, but she certainly enjoyed trying. In Washington as a secretary t...
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Unraked Muck

September 04, 2015 - Early Washington was more notable for mud than monuments. Charles Dickens visiting Washington in 1842 described "spaciou...
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Humble and Grand

September 03, 2015 - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has one of the biggest and most popular memorials in Washington sprawling for eight...
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First Lady Man

September 02, 2015 - Why does the President some consider the worst have a large outdoor memorial in Washington when more honored presidents...
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Cool in Washington

September 01, 2015 - Relief from the hot weather in Washington took on special urgency after President Garfield was shot in 1881, when for ne...
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